Now it's Jack's turn for the vet visit!!

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It started last night, and the only way l can describe it is you know when you get that feeling that you want to sneeze but can't?, then you finally have a sneeze. That's what he's doing. The only time it stops is when he's sleeping?.

He's giving short breaths out his mouth then finally manages a sneeze, but poor baby he must be fed up
The girls have sneezed several times themselves last night and this morning, but nothing like how Jack is.

Sooooo, hopefully the surgery will fit us in this morning first thing


Other than their yearly checkups i've never had them to the vet in under a few months
 

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Susan,

This is the time of the year for these colds. I have several cats sneezing right now and one who I hope will be put on the schedule in the morning because he is having problems with his breathing he is so congested. I have him upstairs with the vaporizer going. When I try to give him the medicine- he gags it up and lurches his throat so I suspect his tonsils are swollen. With Shell having calici, the sneezes are worrisome but my vet doesn't seem all that concerned so I am trying not to worry.
 

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Aww, poor Jack.

Sending lots of and hoping he's feeling better soon!
 

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Poor Jack. It might be hay fever, which seems bad this year. I took Miezi to the vets' office yesterday because of sneezing and irritated eyes, something she's never had before. The vet says allergies, and prescribed eye drops 2x a day and an antihistamine as needed. Thank goodness for squirt cheese!
 
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He's got a mild case of Bordatella, which is the feline version of Kennel cough.

His temperature was normal but he said his throat was slightly inflamed, so he's had two injections which hopefully should sort him out, but if he's no better by Saturday l have to take him back. He said there was no obstructions/growths up his nose either which is what l was worried about.

He wasn't overly concerned with the girls sneezing and explained that it's very similar to us getting colds etc.. or being a bit run down. But looking at the internet it says it's very contagious?. He did tell me not to look at the internet as well


I asked him to give Jack his yearly check up now because Jack shakes when we go to the vets so l didn't want to put him through anymore stress
The good news is other than this problem he's fine, even his heart murmur is still very faint.

Originally Posted by jcat

Do you give him cat grass? I've heard of cats getting a blade of grass stuck in their nose.
The vet asked me that as well, but he hasn't had any
 

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Awww poor jack I hope he feels better soon!

Did the vet not say if it could be passed onto the girls?
 
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I came home from work just after 2.p.m and went straight upstairs because l knew where he would be, and that's under my duvet where he always goes if he gets scared whenever anyone comes to the house.

I did the usual which was to gently left the duvet back just so l could see him and he softly hissed at me twice
His eyes were huge like he was still scared, so l spoke to him gently and scritched his ears where he started giving me slow blinkies
I just put the duvet back and left him because l knew he would come down when he was ready.

Now, 4 1/2 hours later l was watching t.v. with Rosie fast asleep on my legs and Jack came slinking down. Rosie woke up and looked at him and Jack hissed at her so she hissed back and ran in the conservatory. Jack's tail was puffed up but he just sat staring through at her. 15 minutes later Rosie came in slowly and hissed at him again, Jack hissed back and growled at her, so Rosie ran off again.

Now Jack's gone back upstairs.

What's that all about?????????. Just before l put him in the carrier this morning he was snuggled up with Rosie as usual, and now it's like they hate each other
 

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could he not just be feeling vunerable still because he is poorly

or could be be trying to say there could be something wrong with Rosie like shes caught it to?

Hows he been with Sophie?
 

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac

What's that all about?????????. Just before l put him in the carrier this morning he was snuggled up with Rosie as usual, and now it's like they hate each other
Poor boy! Sending lots and lots of healing vibes!!!

So far as the hissing, maybe Jack smells differently to her since the vet visit?
 

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Susan, I just looked up Bordatella (I know....he said to not Google, but Google is our friend!!). It does say it is highly contagious.

Several articles I found also state that coughing in a cat is NEVER normal and that any cat who is coughing should be investigated for pneumonia, heart failure, asthma, and Bordatellosis.

All of them stated that if one cat is being treated for it (even without having had the tracheal washings done), that all cats in the household should be treated for it in order to prevent reinfecting each other.

The treatment is Amoxicillin for 21 full days, for each cat in the household.

Here is one article

And another

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Originally Posted by -_aj_-

could he not just be feeling vunerable still because he is poorly

Hows he been with Sophie?
My sisters just said that. He's back down and curled up beside me, so i'm guessing it's because he feels off colour still.

Sophie has been in the conservatory all afternoon, so they've never really seen each other
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca

Susan, I just looked up Bordatella (I know....he said to not Google, but Google is our friend!!). It does say it is highly contagious.

All of them stated that if one cat is being treated for it (even without having had the tracheal washings done), that all cats in the household should be treated for it in order to prevent reinfecting each other.
My vet asked me how Rosie and Sophie were and although they sneezed this morning they've been fine since i got back home after 2.p.m.. I saw those articles this morning when i got back to work, but Jack hasn't been coughing, it's just sneezing

The injections he was given seem to be kicking in because he's settled down a lot since this morning.

I trust my vet, but i'm keeping a close eye on them all and the floors are being disinfected tomorrow as well as an added precaution.
 
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Originally Posted by jcat

He's probably upset from the vet visit and smells "off" to Rosie. Lots of "get well soon" for him!
He did seem scared still

Originally Posted by Natalie_ca

You're a great kitty Mom!!
I'm going on a cruise in September, and now l wish i hadn't booked. I would back out and quite happily lose my deposit, but my friends on it as well. After this i'm just doing overnight stays in London or where ever because if they got poorly when l thousands of miles away?
 
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